Do You Know Me?
We have selected Do You Know Me? as our Age 7-11 Book of the Month for May – the sequel to last year’s bestselling Can You See Me?, co-written by autistic twelve-year-old Libby Scott. Great for reading with friends and family and engaging a wide audience, this book sees autistic protagonist Tally return in another compelling and authentic story of fitting in and being different.
Told from Tally’s own point of view, the story follows her as she goes on a school trip and falls in with the popular crowd. Tally has learned to be proud of her autism – but now she realises that others in her circle still feel forced to hide their true selves. Will she be brave enough to stand up to her new friends, the bullies?
Told with great realism from Tally’s unique standpoint and exploring the familiar tensions of school life, this engaging and relatable book is guaranteed to get older readers thinking. It helps children empathise with friends who may have similar neurodiversity, and allows autistic readers to see their world reflected back at them. The other author is Rebecca Westcott, who has won acclaim for her books Dandelion Clocks and Violet Ink.
Also available in class sets of six and 30 copies.